Ultralight Backpacking and Hiking Packs

Mountainsmith Haze 50 Internal Frame Backpack

Many lightweight packs skimp on support features and achieve weight-savings by sacrificing on carrying comfort. The minimalist Mountainsmith Haze 50 weighs less than 2 pounds but still boasts a surprisingly supportive suspension system.

Mountainsmith
Haze 50

  • 3050 cu in
  • Minimalist, top-loading pack
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  • Reg. Price: $129.94
    $97.45
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest (2013) Hydration Vest Pack

Drawing on the expertise of champion ultra-runner Scott Jurek, the Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest effectively balances weight and performance in providing at-the-ready hydration for long-distance running or racing. Two 20 oz sport bottles included.

Ultimate Direction
SJ Ultra Vest (2013)

  • Scott Jurek signature hydration vest
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  • Reg. Price: $124.95
    $99.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Osprey Stratos 24 (Close Out) Day Pack

Built for fast-moving day hikes and summit assaults, the Osprey Stratos 24 combines carrying comfort, ventilation and organizational features to deliver lightweight, technical performance.

Osprey
Stratos 24 (Close Out)

  • 1500/1600 cu in
  • Sleek, panel-loading day pack
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  • Reg. Price: $98.99
    $72.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Osprey Talon 11 (Close Out) Day Pack

Ideal for day hiking, trail running and adventure racing, the Osprey Talon 11 is sleek and functional. The Talon 11 weighs in at less than a pound and a half and incorporates the fit and features necessary for aerobic activity.

Osprey
Talon 11 (Close Out)

  • 549/671 cu in
  • Ultra-lightweight day pack
  • Rating:
  • Reg. Price: $89.99
    $69.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Osprey Hornet 24 (Close Out) Day Pack

Ideal for trail running, adventure racing, or fast-and-light dayhiking, the ultra-lightweight Osprey Hornet 24 comfortably carries loads of up to 25 pounds while mirroring your every movement.

Osprey
Hornet 24 (Close Out)

  • 1320/1440 cu in
  • Dayhiking performance at just over 1 pound
  • Reg. Price: $118.99
    $94.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Boreas Muir Woods 30 Day Pack

Despite it lightweight, streamlined profile, the Boreas Muir Woods is a more than capable dayhiking pack or crag pack. An aluminum frame provides load-carrying support and a z-foam backpanel delivers comfort-enhancing ventilation.

Boreas
Muir Woods 30

  • 1343 cu in
  • Feature-rich, lightweight day pack
  • Reg. Price: $139.99
    $97.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Marmot Kompressor  Day Pack Compression Sack

A versatile option for backpackers, hikers, travelers and other fast-and-light devotees, the Marmot Kompressor serves double duty as a compression stuff sack and a bare bones day pack.

Marmot
Kompressor

  • Summit sack/stuff sack combo
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  • Price: $49.95
CamelBak Ultra LR Vest (2013) Hydration Vest Pack

Catering to runners who expect to spend all day on the trail, the CamelBak Ultra LR Vest has an integrated hydration system and features that keep water, fuel and other race essentials close at hand. Includes a 70 ounce Antidote Lumbar Reservoir.

CamelBak
Ultra LR Vest (2013)

  • 200 cu in
  • 70 oz lumbar reservoir included
  • Reg. Price: $130.00
    $97.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Black Diamond Bbee Day Pack

Sleek, stylish and functional, the Black Diamond Bbee is at home at the crag, on the trail or in urban settings. Its compact, minimalist profile makes it ideal for active pursuits and around town use.

Black Diamond
Bbee

  • 690 cu in
  • Compact, minimalist daypack
  • Price: $49.94
Granite Gear Air Swift Lumbar Pack

Ideal for fast-and-light day hiking or summit assaults, the Granite Gear Air Swift lumbar pack provides streamlined, weather-resistant storage (180 cubic inches) at a weight of just 4 ounces!

Granite Gear
Air Swift

  • 180 cu in
  • Feather-light lumbar pack
  • Price: $34.94
Mammut Lithium Z 15 Day Pack

A sleek, ultra-lightweight, technical day pack, the panel-loading, 915 cubic inch capacity Mammut Lithium Z 15 is ideal for adventure racing, fast-and-light day hiking and other active pursuits.

Mammut
Lithium Z 15

  • 915 cu in
  • Compact, ultra-lightweight technical daypack
  • Price: $89.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Mountain Hardwear Fluid 12 (2013) Day Pack

The Mountain Hardwear Fluid 12 day pack moves with you and keeps a balanced center of gravity during quick travel over rough trails, making the Fluid 12 a great option for hikers, trail runners and adventure racers carrying hydration and minimal gear.

Mountain Hardwear
Fluid 12 (2013)

  • 730/850 cu in
  • Day hiking/adventure racing pack
  • Reg. Price: $79.99
    $63.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Lowe Alpine Strike 24 Day Pack

The stylish, panel-loading Lowe Alpine Strike 24 is ideal for everyday use, fast-and-light day hiking and other active pursuits. The streamlined, lightweight technical day pack has 1465 cubic inches of storage capacity.

Lowe Alpine
Strike 24

  • 1465 cu in
  • Sleek, stylish day pack
  • Price: $84.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Gregory Miwok 18 (2014) Day Pack

Updated for 2014! Versatile and lightweight, the high-performance Gregory Miwok 18 appeals to adventure racers, mountain bikers and day hikers. Despite weighing only 1 pound, 6 ounces, the 1098 cubic inch pack is sturdy enough to carry up to 20 pounds.

Gregory
Miwok 18 (2014)

  • 1098 cu in
  • Sleek, ultra-lightweight day pack
  • Price: $98.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Gregory Maya 16 Women's (2014) Day Pack

New for 2014! The versatile, high-performance Gregory Miwok 16 Women’s pack appeals to adventure racers, mountain bikers and day hikers. Despite weighing only 1 pound, 3 ounces, the 976 cubic inch pack is sturdy enough to carry up to 20 pounds.

Gregory
Maya 16 Women's (2014)

  • 976 cu in
  • Sleek, ultra-lightweight day pack
  • Price: $98.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Mountain Hardwear Fluid 12 (2014) Day Pack

Updated for 2014! A great option for comfortably carrying hydration and minimal gear, Mountain Hardwear’s Fluid 12 day pack with on-the-fly compression moves with you and keeps a balanced center of gravity during quick travel over rough trails.

Mountain Hardwear
Fluid 12 (2014)

  • 732 cu in
  • Day hiking/adventure racing pack
  • Price: $79.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Mountain Hardwear Fluid Race Vest (2014)

Updated for 2014! The Mountain Hardwear Fluid Race Vest keeps necessary items close at hand. This low-profile, well-ventilated racing vest offers endurance athletes a light, comfortable way to carry a variety of items for ultra-distance style runs.

Mountain Hardwear
Fluid Race Vest (2014)

  • 183 cu in
  • Low profile, minimalist running vest
  • Price: $69.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Mountain Hardwear Fluid Race VestPack (2014)

Updated for 2014! The Mountain Hardwear Fluid Race VestPack keeps necessary items close at hand. This low-profile, well-ventilated racing vestpack offers ultra-runners a light, comfortable way to carry a variety of items for long distance runs.

Mountain Hardwear
Fluid Race VestPack (2014)

  • 366 cu in
  • Trail running and endurance racing pack
  • Price: $84.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Osprey Stratos 36 (Close Out) Day Pack

Ideal for a full day of hiking or fast-packing overnights, the sleek, top-loading Osprey Stratos 36 combines carrying comfort, ventilation and organizational features for technical performance.

Osprey
Stratos 36 (Close Out)

  • 2200/2300 cu in
  • Streamlined, top-loading day pack
  • Rating:
  • Reg. Price: $149.99
    $99.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Ultimate Direction AK Race Vest (2013) Hydration Vest Pack

Reflecting Anton Krupicka's minimalist approach, the ultra-lightweight (6 oz) Ultimate Direction AK Race Vest incorporates the hydration (two 20oz bottles) and storage features you truly need for a day of trail running while skipping anything extraneous.

Ultimate Direction
AK Race Vest (2013)

  • Anton Krupicka signature hydration vest
  • Reg. Price: $89.95
    $71.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Osprey Talon 22 (Close Out) Day Pack

Ideal for day hiking, adventure racing and other active pursuits, the Osprey Talon 22 is sleek and functional. Despite weighing less than 2 pounds, the Talon 22 is capable of comfortably carrying loads of up to 25 pounds.

Osprey
Talon 22 (Close Out)

  • 1200/1300 cu in
  • Dayhiking and adventure-racing pack
  • Rating:
  • Reg. Price: $99.99
    $78.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Deuter Speed Lite 20 Day Pack

The ultra-lightweight Deuter Speed Lite 20 is a do-it-all little (1220 cu in) day pack that is ideal for running, cross country skiing or fast-and-light hiking. The Lite System suspension provides a snug, comfortable fit without weighing you down.

Deuter
Speed Lite 20

  • 1220 cu in
  • Ultra-lightweight day pack
  • Price: $89.00
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Deuter Speed Lite 30 Day Pack

The versatile, lightweight Deuter Speed Lite 30 is a do-it-all day pack that is ideal for fast packing, ski tours and adventure racing. The Lite System suspension provides a snug, comfortable fit while allowing the pack to weigh in at just 2 pounds.

Deuter
Speed Lite 30

  • 1850 cu in
  • Ultra-lightweight day pack
  • Price: $99.00
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Mountain Hardwear Fluid Race Vest (2013)

The Mountain Hardwear Fluid Race Vest keeps necessary items close at hand. This low-profile, well-ventilated racing vest offers endurance athletes a light, comfortable way to carry an assortment of items for ultra-distance style runs.

Mountain Hardwear
Fluid Race Vest (2013)

  • 175 cu in
  • Low profile endurance athlete vest
  • Rating:
  • Reg. Price: $59.99
    $47.95
  • Out of stock.
Mammut Lithium Z 20 Day Pack

A streamlined, lightweight, technical day pack, the panel-loading, 1220 cubic inch capacity Mammut Lithium Z 20 is ideal for adventure racing, fast-and-light day hiking and other active pursuits.

Mammut
Lithium Z 20

  • 1220 cu in
  • Ultra-lightweight technical daypack
  • Price: $99.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Gregory Miwok 22 (2013) Day Pack/Adventure Racing Pack

Ideal for mountain biking, adventure racing, or dayhiking, the Gregory Miwok 22 is versatile and lightweight. Despite weighing a mere 1 pound 10 ounces, the 1282 cubic inch Miwok 22 is sturdy enough to comfortably carry up to 20 pounds.

Gregory
Miwok 22 (2013)

  • 1282 cu in
  • Innovative adventure-racing daypack
  • Rating:
  • Reg. Price: $128.95
    $95.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Granite Gear Slacker Packer Drysack

New for 2014! A fully seam-sealed dry bag with an adjustable sternum strap and lightly padded shoulder straps, the Granite Gear Slacker Packer Drysack is a travel-ready basic pack for removable organization of gear in a larger pack or luggage piece.

Granite Gear
Slacker Packer Drysack

  • 1500 cu in
  • Hybrid drysack/ultra-lightweight summit pack
  • Price: $42.95
  • Out of stock.
Granite Gear Slacker Packer Compression Drysack

New for 2014! A fully seam-sealed dry bag with an adjustable sternum strap, lightly padded shoulder straps and tubular compression, the Granite Gear Slacker Packer Compression Drysack is a basic pack for removable organization of gear in a larger bag.

Granite Gear
Slacker Packer Compression Drysack

  • 1500 cu in
  • Hybrid compression sack/summit pack
  • Price: $49.95
  • Out of stock.
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